The expression â€œgeosynchronousâ€� may not even have been a word back then, but i knew enough to know that this was not normal because this â€œthingâ€� was in a geosynchronous orbit, otherwise, it would not stay in the same place in the sky day after day. i finally got out my boy scout binoculars (which i have to this day) to get a better look at it. it was a shiny ring with a bar across its diameter. after four or five days i saw two f-104 starfighters take off from westover air force base in chicopee, ma, fly over my house, circle around and execute a ninety degree climb towards the object. they soon disappeared from sight â€“ i could not see them even with binoculars. after twenty minutes or so i saw them come back down and return to westover. there were no reports in our local paper about the object or anywhere else that i could find. just think, that event was visible to at least a hundred thousand adults in the immediate geographical area â€“ no one reported it!